I am pretty pissed that Amazon collect and pays nearly ZERO taxes in the US (based in Luxembourg).
A few States have passed laws, but we really need Federal legislation.
Besides, I HAT that fucking Amazon downloader crap-app that wants to re-install itself every time you access a download.
So if you want movies, pick a retailer. If you want music, look up the band's label and check their site. A lot of the time, the music IS CHEAPER THERE THAN ON AMAZON. No shit Shirley...
Not a shock really, Republicans want a permanent underclass and all the breaks/protections for the rich.
A lot of Democrats voted for the bill too. I just called my Rep. and let them know they will not have my support at all this November. I had called before the vote too, but they don't listen unless you are a Lobbyist with bundles of cash.
The vote is here. The name in the Yay section in Italics, are the few Democrats that support making George Orwell's 1984 a reality.
Ground water seeps into the reactors and drains into the Ocean, to stop it; Drill wells and pump that un-contaminated water straight into the Ocean.
I can only hope it works. The food (fish) supply around Japan's east coast is going to be screwed for ages. Not to mention the low level contamination we will have in the whole Pacific, till well past my death (and my kids).
Every time they dick with the service, my sidebar winds up at the bottom of the Blog. Go look, it's down there. And I am using one of their own approved templates. They have done a great job to hide the HELP content. This blog might go away, which I think is what Google wants, because I have not added ADs.
Congress could have easily fixed this piece of crap. Besides going after anyone doing the slightest bit of forum downloads (even if you thought it was not copyrighted), they will hold the ISPs harmless for sharing your personal information (bye Constitution). It's like a legal conspiracy to screw Americans. Regardless, there are already adequate laws in place to protect intellectual property.
They are even giving security clearances to ISP personnel (and I assume telecoms), which makes sense since they will have access to some threat database. I think this also gets around that pesky 4th Amendment.
I support the part of the bill that want's to strenghen the internet's infrastructure, and share knowledge of vulnerabilities across ISPs and Government. Pass that.
Fascinating discussion on the future of NASA, space exploration and the economy. My one dissent would be a lack of Commercial/Private investment. Since I was 16 I knew it would happen, and I also knew Social Security would be screwed by Congress. Yes, I knew that at 16 years old.
"democratic" Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas voted no. Probably not a good move come November. His explanation for it is a joke (read the link).. We aren't that stupid Mark. You have your hands in up to the elbows with people (like yourself) who don't want a "fair" tax. In the eyes of God, that is greed. A deadly sin. You have a hot future to look forward to.
You hould see the Compound he lives in. His "Congressional Staff cost almost $1.4 Million in 2009 (easy to find the data). What the hell?
Of notable mention for not even voting, Akaka of Hawaii, Hatch of Utah, Kirk of Illinois, and LIEberman formerly of Connecticut (and my favorite spineless Senatorial Deuchbag). You won't be missed Joe.
Good deal, now let’s get rid of the Penny and allow negotiating prices for Meds in Medicare/Medicade. And President Obama, please do a Presidential Order for DOD and the Executive branch to stop "Spend it or you won't get it next year".